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Brandon Blackhawks to Host Veterans' Night

The Brandon School District is pleased to announce the first annual Veterans' Night to take place at the Brandon Blackhawks vs. Clio Mustangs varsity football game on September 12 at 7 pm. The game will be played in Brandon's state-of-the-art football stadium located at the high school.
"There is nothing quite like the tradition of Friday night football," said Brandon superintendent Dr. Matt Outlaw. "We appreciate that traditions like these are borne out of the sacrifices of our service men and women. Many members of our Brandon community have deep roots in the military, so we wanted to say thank you at one of our great Brandon events."

Military veterans, active duty military personnel and their families will receive free admission to the game, a food voucher and a special tribute during our pre-game celebration. Veterans and active military members, please wear some portion of your uniform or bring a military ID if possible and plan to arrive at the game at 6:30 p.m.

Outlaw said he hopes the Blackhawks can cap the night with a win, but that's not the main point. "It's always fun to win a game, but just seeing generations of military veterans in our community coming together will be a wonderful experience."

Link Crew

We are excited to be implementing a new program this school year called Link Crew in which every 9th grader will be linked with an upper classman. The function of Link Crew is to help all 9th graders with the transition from middle school to high school in a fun and exciting way. Link Crew will be having an orientation day for all 9th graders this year on Tuesday, August 26th from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Brandon High School. Busing will not be available, but it is highly encouraged that all 9th grade students attend this day. This day will be fun with many energizing activities. Please dress comfortably.

Brandon Online Summer School Options Proving Quite Popular

Just because school is out, that doesn't mean Brandon students want to stop learning. Through the Brandon Virtual School, many Brandon students are taking one or more summer school classes online. Most are attempting to free up opportunities for other classes in their schedule while others are working to get ahead. Most one semester classes cost $240-$300, and BVS director Brian Moore thinks students can accomplish quite a bit over the summer. "Completing a one semester class is easy to do over a summer," he said. "A full year course is obviously more difficult, but there is plenty of time. I think it's a great idea for most kids." Moore said the best bet is for kids to stop in to see him at the high school or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get things started.

Bullying and Suicide Prevention

In the Brandon School District, we are concerned about any issues involving bullying and/or suicide. Under the District "Quick Links," we have added links with information for students and families to use as a resource. We will continue to monitor and update our site as information changes or more becomes available. As always, if anyone has questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your building administrator.